VOCABULARY: Chapters 16-17

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Charisma/noun

the quality of a leader which captures great popular devotion; personal magnetism; charm

(charm---CHARisma)

Contemporary/adjective

Modern; up-to-date

(conTEMPORARY...)

Contend/verb

To state to be so; claim; affirm

(conTEND)

Conversely/adjective

in an opposite manner; in an altogether different way.

(Converses are all diff nowadays, yet they all sorta fit in the same category/manner.)

Extrovert/noun

an outgoing, sociable person

[Extrovert.. expert (sorta rhyme); an expert is usually outgoing and sociable..]

Poignant/adjective

emotionally moving; touching.

[Poignant makes me think of pigs. (the word itself.) so, pigs are highly unemotional and don't move. Also, don't have a reaction to a touch... (not that i would know..)]

Prevalent/adjective

widespread; common

(prevalent.. sorta sounds like RELEVANT.. relevant=same..ish. )

Proponent/ noun

someone who supports a cause.

(PROponent...pro makes me think of people who like to help/support.)

Quest/noun

a search; pursuit
(when you have a QUESTion; you FIND it..)

Traumatic/adjective

causing painful emotions, with possible long-lasting psychological effects

(TRAUMA.)

Congenial/adjective

agreeable or pleasant in character; friendly.

(conGENIal; a "geni" will always appear to be very ..congenial:) )

Flippant/adjective

Disrespectful and not serious enough

(Those mean girls that FLIP their hair.. and walk with their PANTs. )

[Bibliography: Mrs.Balint]

Impasse/noun

a situation with no way out; dead end.

( 'IM' means the direct opposite, so imPASSe, is like you canNOT PASS in this sorta situation...)

Perception/noun

insight or understanding gained through observation

(PERfect people always know others' perceptions.)

Prompt/verb

to urge into action

(the writing prompt.? it urges you into writing an essay regarding a specific topic.)

Prone/verb

having a tendency ; inclined.

(you're a PRO at inclining to things..)

Rapport/noun

relationship, especially one that that is close, trusting, or sympathetic.

( in RAP songs they always show weird relationships toward one another bc they're always yelling...)

Rationale/noun

the underlying reasons for something; logical basis

(logical- ration? )

Relentless/adjective

persistent; continuous

(Relentless makes the though of paying rent, and how it's continuing, like rather than owning your own property? )

Reprisal/noun

the paying back of one injury or bad deed with another

(reprisal... sounds like referral, which reminds me of a student whom has committed an irresponsible action that will win him a referral to the principal's office)

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